April 2013, Capture insects in flight with our new portable Insect Rig.
January 2013 - Check out our new Water Valve Mounting Bracket for multiple colored collisions
December 2012 - Introducing the Shutter Support System. Completely portable high speed.
October 2012 - Check out our latest one of a kind product - the High Speed Shutter - finally you can capture insects in flight.
August 2012 - Take your StackShot into the field with our new Controller Carrier Also works great with StopShot.
February 2012 - See our new web page on creating Three Drop Collisions with StopShot.
January 2012 - Check out our latest sensor the RangeIR. Designed for birds and wildlife.
November 2011 - Power your StackShot or StopShot longer in the field with our new Li-Ion Battery Pack
November 2011 - The Universal IR Remote now has the capability to start and stop video recording for Canon cameras. UIRR
StackShot and the Extended Macro Rail
This is not the right rail for everyone but if you want to create focus stacks of larger objects like flowers or still life scenes this rail will fit the bill perfectly. It will give you 200mm (8in) of movement from one end to the other. If you plan to do high magnification stacks of small subjects stick with the standard rail as its shorter length makes for a more rigid system. But if you want to capture larger subjects this is the rail for you. Even with this extended length it still maintains the same linear accuracy as its shorter cousin. The image below gives an idea of what is possible.
Many thanks to Bob Coates for the use of his images.
The image above is a focus stack of 48 combined images. It was captured using the Extended Length Macro rail and StackShot controller.
The image to the left is the first image in the stack. As you can see the depth of field for this image is quite shallow.
The Extended Rail
Keep in mind when creating a focus stack that is the full 200mm that you will loose the periphery of the image as the rail moves from back to font.
The extended rail, like its shorter cousin is made from black anodized aluminum and stainless steel rails and fasteners.